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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 15, 2008 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Weather Report Suite

I think for the same reason they stopped playing New Potato Caboose--to do even a halfway good job, they needed to do it often so all the complex changes were right at their fingertips. Let it Grow, by contrast, has a simpler structure, so it was easier to keep in the repertoire. Also, in 1976 they fit Let it Grow into second-half medleys where the whole suite would have been more awkward. Witness the killer sequence on 6-9-76:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-09.set2-sbd.gardner.5426.sbeok.shnf